By Jasmin Wang ‘17
Tech’s boys wrestling team won their first game against New Utrecht with a score of 60-19. Their last game against Midwood ended with a score of 45-34. From then on, the wrestlers blew away their competition with scores of 81-6, 78-9, etc. The boys had an undefeatable streak of 8-0 before playoffs.The wrestlers season score improved from last years score of 7-0. Julian Silverio, Demetrios Koutsidis, and Steven Prinston competed in finals. Steven finished first while Julian and Demetrios finished second in their weight categories. As a team, the boys are placed third in PSAL ranking.
Co-captain Demetrios Koutsidis said, “I believe the main reason for our success is our work ethic. We are working when every other team was taking breaks. Having basically our entire starting lineup graduate last year and still placing top third in the city with a fresh lineup is a feat in itself. I know next year we will come back stronger than ever and come out on top.”
At finals, Tottenville came in first, second Cardozo, and third Brooklyn Tech. Tech lost to Cardozo by 34 points.Though Tech wasn’t placed first in the city, the wrestlers were top of League Region 5, Brooklyn.
The team gained only nine freshmen wrestlers unlike last years. More players are probably needed because last year, there was a larger amount of freshmen wrestlers.
The wrestlers plan on training harder for next season. Tech welcomes all students to show support during their games.